Posts Tagged ‘outlaw country’

Guy Clark, 1941– 2016

May 18, 2016

Guy Clark, 1941-- 2016

Influential Texas-born singer, songwriter, and luthier Guy Clark died in Nashville Tuesday at the age of 74. A wonderful performer, his songs were big hits for others, notably Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell.


“Guy Clark dead at 74,” Peter Cooper, The Tennessean

“Guy Clark, a King of the Texas Troubadours, Is Dead at 74,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Legendary Texas songwriter Guy Clark, 74, dies,” Roberto Villalpando, Austin America-Statesman


Merle Haggard,1937 – 2016

April 7, 2016

Merle Haggard, 1937 -- 2016

Singer and songwriter Merle Haggard died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday. He was a key figure in the Bakersfield sound and the outlaw country movement. Mr. Haggard was inducted into Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994.